Update: Exodus passed away at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Ariz. “Our sympathies go out to the family,” says Phoenix police Sgt. Andy Hill.
“We are grateful for the tremendous outpouring of love and prayers from all over the world,” Mike says in a statement.
“There are no words to describe the tragic loss of our beloved Exodus. We ask you now to please respect our need at this very difficult time for privacy to grieve and try to help each other heal.”
Update Tuesday a.m.: The family has released a statement, which reads:
“The Tyson family would like to extend our deepest and most heartfelt thanks for all your prayers and support, and we ask that we be allowed our privacy at this difficult time.”
Originally posted May 25th: In what police are describing as a “tragic accident,” Exodus Tyson — the 4-year-old daughter of boxer Mike Tyson — was critically injured Monday after becoming ensnared in a treadmill cable at her home in Phoenix. According to reports she was discovered hanging from the cable at approximately 10:30 a.m. by her 7-year-old brother, who alerted their mother in a nearby room. Exodus’ mom removed the cable and called 911.
While details are scarce, Police Sgt. Andy Hill tells FOX News,
“Somehow she was playing on this treadmill, and there’s a cord that hangs under the console – it’s kind of a loop. Either she slipped or put her head in the loop, but it acted like a noose, and she was obviously unable to get herself off of it.”
Responding emergency personnel performed CPR on Exodus, who was rushed to St. Joe’s Hospital where she reportedly remains on life support. Reps for Mike — who flew to Phoenix from Las Vegas upon learning of the accident — have thus far refused to comment on Exodus’ condition, which Sgt. Hill characterizes as “extremely critical.”
Source: FOX News